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Whether you’re planning a trip to one of the world’s best beaches or one of the world’s best cities for foodies, you’re probably looking for some deadly dig to boot.
While travel is a bit limited these days with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that hasn’t stopped many people from looking for long-term month-long Airbnbs rentals, said to be nearby getaways and long term vacation rentals to get away from it all. – while staying away from others.
While you’d be hard pressed to find someone these days who hasn’t used the Airbnb vacation rental market as an alternative to hotels, there are plenty of reasons people shy away from using the site.
Whether you’re looking for a treehouse in Asheville, NC, or a California home with an infinity pool, these Airbnb alternatives feature hundreds of thousands of listings for every vacation style, budget, and occasion.
Get inspired for your next getaway with these 10 Airbnb alternatives:
VRBO stands for Vacation Rental By Owner and is part of the HomeAway family. VRBO has over one million homes in over 190 countries. Only vacation homes are listed on the site, which means it offers ideal non-hosted experiences for travelers who want a longer stay. Discover VRBO.
Created by a mother in 2013, this house rental company aims to make it easier for families to travel. Kid and Coe offers homes all over the world, from apartments in San Francisco to villas in Italy. Plus, potential renters can list their vacation home essentials (think child gates or high chairs) so you know what you’re getting before you walk in the door. Meet Kid and Coe.
If you’ve always wanted to experience the intrigue of “The Holiday”, Home exchange is a good start. As the site says, this is a platform for you swap your home with other travelers for a specified period of time. It lists over 65,000 properties in over 150 countries. While a paid subscription is required to join and use the service, it is also an easy way to validate all users and properties on the site. And, for people who aren’t necessarily into the idea of completely exchanging their home with strangers, there is a rental option that allows you to host guests, and in turn, for accommodation, you earn “balloons” which you can use to travel as you wish. Learn more about the home exchange.
TripAdvisor Rentals is TripAdvisor’s answer for traveling with home equipment. It is a leading vacation rental market with over 830,000 properties in 190 countries. TripAdvisor Rentals stands out above the rest on this list, not least because it is part of the world’s largest travel community. This means that you will receive offers, advice and expertise from other members of the travel community to help you plan your best trip. Discover TripAdvisor rentals.
TurnKey is different from vacation rentals like Airbnb and HomeAway in a unique way. Instead of dealing directly with owners once you book, TurnKey functions as an intermediary that takes care of guest needs, future bookings, and more. This gives all of their rentals a sense of consistency and quality, and the local teams near each listing ensure that all of their needs are taken care of, while owners or property managers continue to live their lives. TurnKey requires that all guests (unless otherwise approved) be over the age of 25. Discover TurnKey Vacation Rentals.
Houses in Agoda is part of the Booking.com family. The site reaches 2.3 million travelers from 65 countries, making it an attractive choice for vacation rental owners who want an easy way to list their properties. Learn more about Agoda Homes.
If you are surprised that you can rent apartments through Booking.com, do not worry. We were too. But, the Travel Fare Aggregator specializes in more than just aggregating great deals on flights and hotels. You can search specifically apartment rental ads on the website if you are looking for more welcoming accommodation. It’s basically a minimalist’s dream – a site to book your flight, car, taxis, restaurants, and vacation rental. View Booking.com’s apartment listings.
Founded by two brothers based in Berlin, Welcome beyond is unique in that the company finds small hotels and vacation rentals that are “truly original”. You can search by type of trip “design and architecture” or “ecotourism”, among others, and find homes all over the world. Discover Welcome Beyond.
FlipKey is owned by TripAdvisor Rentals, which means it feels like a small startup, with the steady hand of a travel industry giant. They offer more than 300,000 national and international rentals. Discover FlipKey.
Host family is Airbnb used being, in that every booking is a truly hosted experience where you stay in the guesthouse as a guest. The site offers short- and long-term homestays that are ideal for tourists, international students, solo travelers, and even professionals who want a more hosted travel experience. Discover Homestay.
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